Gina Rodriguez wore AS29 and Neil J. Rodgers to Costume Designer Guild Awards

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Gina, The Beautiful

Gina Rodriguez wore AS29 diamond and onyx earrings and Neil J. Rodgers shoes to the Costume Designer Guild Awards on Tuesday evening over in Beverly Hills, California.

Founded in 2008 by fourth-generation Belgian diamond dealer Audrey Savransky, AS29 by Audrey Savransky broke new ground with her rock ‘n’ roll inspired, flirty designs.

By 2009 AS29 was available in countless jewellery stores around the globe and counted Project Runway judge Nina Garcia and stylist Rachel Zoe as early fans.

Offering modern women the perfect cure to diamond envy with her unique provocative take on fine jewellery, the AS29 designs are both bold and feminine.

Each collection is created with the same precision applied to any chemical compound, while the line’s name is inspired by the elements in the periodical table, combined with Audrey’s initials and lucky numbers.

Bristish stylist and shoe designer, Neil J. Rodgers created the perfect final touch to every outfit with his collection of modern, yet elegant chic shoes.

Through his 15 years as a stylist, Neil worked on flawless looks for celebrities like Beyonce, Giselle Bundchen, Anna Kendrick and Dita von Teese, to name just a few.

Neil’s understated, yet luxurious shoes have graced the red carpets of the Golden Globes, Oscar’s, Grammy’s, Met Ball and other prestigious events.

His handmade collections come from locally sourced materials created in a family factory in Venice, Italy.

The line is the ideal contrast of tone and texture making each pair a must-have shoe for every affair.

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Lauren Conrad’s travel guide to Los Cabos, Mexico

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A Fine Spot In The Mexican Land

Lauren Conrad and her fine team of people today transferred all their energy to contributor, Dulci, from The Far & Near, to tell about their newest travel destination of Los Cabos, Mexico, where there’s so many things to do, see, eat, and stay.

Dulci starts out on where to stay such as Mar Adentro in a low key region filled with modern architecture and minimal design, The Cape Thompson is right on the beachfront with spectacular views of the famous arch and the Pacific ocean, and The Esperanza Hotel filled to the brim with top notch service and amentities.

Let’s eat over at places like the Cocina Del Mar on the cliff side over a perfect sunset that goes with its amazing food, Manta caters to modern Mexican food with pre-dinner drink on the rooftop, and Flora Farms with their must-reservations is set out in the Baja dessert.

Finding something to do in Los Cabos, Mexico is not too hard, there’s cooking classes on working organic farms, fun in the water with fishing, sailing, surfing, and snorkeling, and finding amazing treasures at La Coyota, where it will put any plain ole souvenir shop to shame.

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Lauren Conrad gang favorites their beauty skincare products

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❤️ing What Makes You Look Good

It seems like Lauren Conrad and people are treating their Tuesday Ten today like it’s an edtion of The LC.com Edit, each telling what their Friday pick of the week is, but this time it’s the skin products they know, trust, and love.

Lauren starts out first with her love for Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, which is best for those pregnant and breastfeeding who can’t take intensity, Ilana Saul loves her Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner after face washing and pre-moisturizer, Jessi Burrone does Clinique All About Eyes twice a day, Skin Laundry Brightening Serum with Jessi again, and Rachel Rosenbloom with her Derma E Purifying 2 in 1 Charcoal mask.

The ten continues with Rachel Rosenbloom loving Kate Somerville’s EradiKate Acne Treatment, Tessa Scott loves Aveda botanical kinetics purifying gel cleanser, the one and only Allison Norton goes for Epicuren Discovery ultra rose treat enzyme moisturizer, Allison goes again bringing Kate Somerville DermalQuench liquid lift plus retinol, and Kiera, the intern, gets in the spotlight with Shangpree S-Energy facial mousse cleanser.

🍪’s Inspired by Morocco

Luaren Conrad’s favorite kitchen kaper, Claire Thomas, of The Kitchy Kitchen, brought out a new recipe box today where Claire’s making Moroccan Ma’Moul Walnut Date Cookies.

Again, Claire uses the white ceramic plates of The Little Market to set her delicious cookies on, after these sweet treats are made out of fine semolina, orange blossom water, pitted dates, walnuts, butter, salt, and orange zest, it just wouldn’t be a fine cookie without all this.

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Richie Rich & The Phluid Project present ‘The Currency Collection’ at New York Fashion Week

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DigiCash Style

Fashion designer, Richie Rich, debuted his new fall/ winter 2018 “The Currency Collection” label last Friday, February 16 at Rob Smith’s highly anticipated The Phluid Project.

The designer, notorious for his runway shows closing out past New York Fashion Week’s for close to a decade, closing out this season’s NYFW with a boom.

Richie delivered a collection that not only was aesthetically appealing to modern contemporary unisex markets, but carried a message that many young adults can celebrate and enjoy, being rich in life.

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The event hosted a variety of fashion industry influencers, tastemakers, and VIP/ Celebrity guests, including Margaret/ Mrs. B from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, socialite Emma Snowdown-Jones, among others.

The event was produced by James Murray for Supreme Public Relations, who has officially announced their taking-over of representation for Richie Rich personally, as well as the brand.

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“The Currency Collection” sets off the concept of freedom of self-expression, while celebrating the legacy of Richie Rich, being radiant authenticity.

It honors love, happinessm and unity, and it is a segway into the future of Richie Rich, with newfound additions, collaborations, and a very potential re-birth of iconic creations from the past.

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Speaking of brand, the show implicated a couple of minor hints that a resurrection of the once ever-famous and loved by all “Heatherette” label could be resurrected.

One of the pieces in the show (a hoodie) bared the content of “Long Live Heatherette” on its back, and “I <3 Heatherette” in front.

This sparked numerous conversations during the presentation of the potential return.

When asked, James Murray, new PR Representative and Influencer, he stated, “I can’t speak on the subject right now, but I always say….. there’s always a little bit of truth behind the rumor”.

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Lauren Conrad and the best circle handbags around

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The Future Of Handbags

Lauren Conrad made the nation and the world aware today of a new type of handbag that one would not have ever thought of before, it’s called the circle bag, and it’s the latest that Lauren’s craving with her always high-end and emerging style picks in fashion.

Lauren’s inner circle of handbags alike begins at home with The Little Market GAIA circle bag, LC Lauren Conrad petite faux fur round crossbody, Mansur Gavriel calf circle body in deep hue burnt green, Ban.do sidekick crossbody circle bag, and the Chloe pixie suede and textured-leather shoulder bag all red.

Lauren’s quest of circle bags continue with KAANAS Akumal woven circle cross body bag in pink, The Stowe Elliot circle bag all emcompassed in black, Clare V. circle clutch of shrimp colored bag with a furry green handle, KAANAS Akumal woven circle cross body bag in definite fushchia, Cult Gaia bamboo circle bag, and Mansur Gavriel checker circle crossbody.

Dine Out Without Shame

Lauren Conrad stayed in the blogosphere sphere today giving us 5 ways that we can all make healthy choices when doing the most guilty pleasure out there that ranks close to being in Vegas, that’s eating out.

In the middle of conversation, and an array of continuous libations all evening long, Lauren says research the menu in advance so you have a game plan of what to order for your night out, swap out startchy items like potatoes for things like broccoli when you order stuff like chicken, the 80/20 rule is only eating 80 percent of your food and taking 20 percent home (if you’re full already), if you had to choose an indulgence, choose between wine, bread, or dessert (go with the wine overall), and always have your greens if you are very doubtful of anything else on the menu.

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Wardements fall 2018 collection for New York Fashion Week

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The Humor Of Fashion

Always fascinated with mixing styles from different cultures together, Ward Stegerhoek has created a cross-sexual, cross-cultural revolutionary aesthetic for WARDEMENTS Fall 2018.

Styles include couture hoodies and oversize tees emblazoned with logos and patches with icons inspired by 90s club kids (ACID, smiley faces, etc) and slogans such as “No Photos Please” and “Nothing is New.”

Checker plaid shirts, camouflage hoodies and bombers reflect aspects of nature and outdoor dressing mixed with a hint of army influence.

The color palette is inspired by Holland, including orange, yellow, olive green, white and black. Denim has been added this season and is a category the designer plans to expand upon in coming seasons.

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Wardements has partnered with the Orange Babies Foundation to donate a portion of proceeds from limited edition hoodies (seen above) & tees, which will be included as a must-have addition for every retailer who carries the collection.

Orange Babies helps pregnant HIV-infected women and their babies in Africa.

Because they are the most affected by the AIDS epidemic and the last to receive aid. Orange Babies supports various projects in South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. Ward explains, “It is important that we use our platform for a good cause. Each season we will continue this mission as the heart of the brand.”

The collaboration with Orange Babies was launched at a WARDEMENTS pop-up shop with V magazine and Inez & Vinoodh, which will be open through March 3rd a the V headquarters at 11 Mercer Street in New York City.

Accessories include an LCD screen handbag which allows you to personalize and carry your own video wherever you go.

The video is downloaded inside the memory disk and automatically plays one after the other on an HD 7″ LCD Screen.

Collaborations are currently in the works with FRYE (boots, including the customized styles featured in the lookbook) and Kangol (hats) as well as brand new leather goods collaboration, WARDEMENTS X Vlieger and Van Dam (visible in the lookbook) including the “ASYLUM BAGS” designed by Ward.

The collection is now represented by L.A Distribuzione showroom in Milan and Paris exclusively worldwide.

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Wardements is a new collection by famed hairstylist Ward Stegerhoek, launched Spring 2018, which infuses his popular humour into each piece and can be worn by both women and men.

A man of many trades, the Dutch-born hairstylist rose to fame in the early nineties working with former Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld and stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, taming the coifs of supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Eva Herzigova and many more.

He has worked regularly with top photographers including Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh and Helmut Newton, amongst many others. He is the co-founder of hair product brands Bumble and bumble and Living Proof.

Ward has also been making waves for his Instagram account @ward_hair – the feed features images of his editorial work; an aggregation of hilarious memes and comments on political events.

“So popular is the account (it has over 33,000 followers) that it has spawned another tongue-in-cheek feed, @Wardements, a portfolio of Stegerhoek’s newest endeavor: a clothing label,” explains Vogue USA‘s Liana Satenstein.

Wardements has been shot for the cover of Italian Vogue (November 2017), the December issue of Vogue Paris, and the January issue of Vogue Netherlands as well as Metal and Zoo magazines, amongst many others.

Ward has styled hair for Vogue cover stories internationally for the past 35 years and works with all of the current top models, as well as 20 plus years of fashion shows globally.

The “Cash Me Outside” couture custom hoodie he wore on shoots attracted attention from models who wanted one of their own, becoming the “supermodel hoodie of the moment” and inspiring him to create Wardements as a full collection.

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Lauren Conrad favorites to end the week

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Let’s End This Week Once And For All

Lauren Conrad today as always brought another round of Friday Favorites to the table, going high and low to find out what Lauren loves, and telling the world after having a very busy week, and heading into a nice weekend.

First, Lauren finds a do-it-yourself paper wreath of blossoms by The House That Lars Built reminding us spring is on the way, babies and parents alike will absolutely love cute bandana bibs in black and white of triangles, X’s, books, and horizontal lines of prison stripes in typical uniform fashion.

One dish that can kick the weekend off right is a savory dish of lasagna filled with chicken, mushroom, cheese, and spinach, a manicure of a beautiful mess of neutral colors that are white and beige, and a video of kids laughing at an ostrich, which brings pure joy to all.

The LC.com Edit

Lauren Conrad and her team today has a new list of picks that are not only effective, but sleek and stylish to say the least, starting with Lauren’s LC Lauren Conrad double ruffle ruana, and The Little Market classic leather clutch in expresso for all the style you need.

The edit also includes Jaci Marie presets pastel pack, Paper Crown Renee Dress, Alo Yoga flex tank, The Little Market double letter heart candle, CruBox HIIT class, and from Kristin Ess herself, it’s Kristin Ess’s weightless shine air dry creme, where just a nickel size amount does wonders for your hair.

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Glassbook In Association with Zirkova One+Together and Ashton Michael at New York Fashion Week

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The Mold Is Not Final

Glassbook Media’s premier NYFW event turned out a huge, fashion-forward crowd on the evening of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, coming together to celebrate diversity and inclusivity within the fashion industry.

Produced in association with fashion designer Ashton Michael, spirits brand and social justice organization Zirkova One+Together, Modern Vice Shoes by Jordan Adoni, and model and talent management Zandwagon, the event attracted fashion industry elite and notable guests, including author, editor Oona Chanel, Olympic Champion Athlete Chelsea Werner, and Actress Malgosia Garnys, who joined Glassbook Media’s Creative Director Jaz Glass for the celebrations.

There is strength in numbers, the event’s collaborators share the same mission and commitment to showcasing diverse beauty and embracing body positivity as a means of raising society’s consciousness and pushing culture forward.

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The event took place at Mona Liza Studio in Soho, Manhattan.

With DJ Ty Sunderland on the decks, custom cocktails by Zirkova One+Together which were aptly named “The Ashton Michael” and “The Zandwagon”, and hors d’oeuvres created by The Palate Journey, and special gift cards provided by popular cocktail App Hooch Black, guests enjoyed a visual showcase of some of Glassbook Media’s published artworks followed by a uniquely immersive fashion show experience that commenced at 9 p.m. with fashion designs by Ashton Michael, shoes by Modern Vice, accessories by Chris Habana, and models provided by Zandwagon.

“We’ve grown tired of rigid beauty ideals, and we know we’re not alone. Showcasing only one type of beauty time and time again is not only boring, but can also be incredibly detrimental to anyone who doesn’t fit into that mold. We want every human to feel seen, and valued, “says Jaz Glass, Creative Director at Glassbook Media. “This collaboration represents the change that we want to see within the industry, and beyond it. Within the fashion industry, and in society in general, inclusivity is more powerful than exclusivity.”

Glassbook Media’s NYFW production was the first with exclusive model casting from Zandwagon, New York’s most progressive model and talent management.

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“Glassbook and Zandwagon are part of the same powerful heartbeat and mission to increase the visibility of diverse models across race, age, size, gender, and sexuality. We’re honored to have been a part of an event with so many talented, inspiring figures who believe in boldly embracing inclusivity,” – Steven Ramotar, Communications Director at Zandwagon.

“As a new father, I want to bring my daughter into a world where she will feel beautiful regardless of who she is. I always say I had two babies this year, my daughter Zara and Zandwagon.” – Kayvon Zand, Founder of Zandwagon.

“Zirkova One+Together is proud to have partnered with Glassbook media for this one-of-a-kind experience celebrating inclusiveness, especially at New York Fashion Week. Yes, we are an award winning vodka brand; but our ethos, our lifeblood, is in celebrating every single member of this human race, and driving home the message that it is our individualism -our qualities – that help to make this fabric of society whole. Budmo! ” -Derek Anderson, Partner Zirkova One+Together.

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Exhibition: Pioneering Artist Bettina Werner @ ABXY Gallery

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The Salt Queen Brings Gifts

Internationally acclaimed and pioneering Milan born, American artist Bettina Werner, celebrated Valentine’s season with an exclusive one-of-a- kind, private opening of her newest exhibition at ABXY Gallery in the Lower East Side Manhattan in New York City on Tuesday evening.

Known as The Salt Queen for her pioneering and significant accomplishments within the art world, Bettina Werner has attracted international attention for her innovative art creations since the early 80s when she invented her own technique for colorizing and texturizing salt crystals, and became the first artist to use salt exclusively as an art medium.

Werner (also one of the first artists to bring creative energy through her art loft on Wall Street) unveiled a unique and breathtaking collection of glowing salt-crystal artworks entitled “The Enlivening Velvet Heart: A Salt Crystal Art Collection”, which brought together newly created artwork, manifesting and superbly demonstrating the richness of the artist’s ever-expanding imagination.

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“The Enlivening Velvet Heart,” also memorializes the artist’s love for her late-father, who passed away this winter.

“A father is a daughter’s first love!” states Bettina Werner. “My dad and I have always had a unique bond; he gave me the freedom to conquer my own destiny …I’m grateful to him. This exhibition is for my dad: “il mio papa’, un principe azzurro a cavallo dal cuore di velluto”, says the artist.

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VIP Attendees at the private opening, including supermodel Alina Baikova, Andy Warhol muse and Werner’s longtime collector Frank Andrews, Art Production fund co-founder Doreen Remen, artists Judi Harvest and Danny Minnick, Author Magazine EIC (and Coco Chanel’s Grand Niece) Oona Chanel, and actress Malgosia Garny’s, perused the collection and enjoyed conversation and bubbly with the acclaimed artist.

The exhibition marked the first collaboration between the artist and ABXY Gallery founder, Allison Barker. “The Enlivening Velvet Heart” runs through March 3rd, 2018, from 12 p. m.  to 7 p. m.

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Lauren Conrad makes the white t-shirt more perfect

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What More Perfect Is There?

Today, Lauren Conrad’s team of Ilana Saul and Allison Norton did classic white t-shirt comparisions from budding designers, in all varying price points, testing textures, fit, neckline, and style capability, even durability played a major role for Lauren’s ladies, but didn’t deter them from loving the t-shirt.

Let’s start with Ilana, who tried Madewell’s whisper cotton crewneck tee with fine cotton at a low price, but size up on these shirts for looser fits, and durability rates low, Alison’s first find was The Gap’s short sleeve vintage crew neck, liking the softness and affordability, plus going up a size for a blouse look, Ilana then tried and loved THE GREAT with its $95 price tag, loving the classic flattering fit with super soft durable cotton, and distressed vintage vibe.

Continued testing had Allison find Everlane cotton box-cut pocket tee loving the $16 price, but wasn’t too keen about the snug fit since Allison likes her shirts baggy and versatile, Allison again liked THE MONROW oversize crew neck tee for its see-through specks and loose and flowy fit, while Ilana wrapped up the test with THE GREAT U-Neck Tee washed in white for its neckline, but didn’t like the sizes running big, regretting she didn’t go for size zero.

Sweets From Morocco

Claire Thomas from The Kitchy Kitchen joined Lauren and the gang once again today for a new recipe box of Moroccan snake cake, entirely made up of pistachio, rose, and orange flavors melded with sugar, butter, and flour to bring all those wonderful aromas out.

Now Claire did something entirely different from the usual, one thing was there was no movie inspiration this time, but Claire notably did use a homemade white ceramic plate from The Little Market, which made this dessert more enticing to run to.

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